Yesterday I had to drive all over town doing errands; here a few snaps of stuff around town.
I saw this trashed car on a trailer, being towed by enormous motorhome. Why on earth would someone who could afford that rig be towing a piece of crap like that? But then I looked at the logo. I don't know much about cars, but I doubt I've seen a "Hillman" before. They're rare.
Santa Cruz has been working on "SLURP," the San Lorenzo Urban River Plan, (a 1991 article) since before the earthquake. In the 1990s, all the stars and government moneys and bond issues came into alignment, the river bank was raised and the exterior slopes landscaped. Unfortunately, the cul-de-sac at the end of Barson wasn't included in the plan. Probably was an oversight, but when you're standing there, the artificial "hill" at the end of the street is clearly part of the riverbank now.
Anyway, for a long time there were pines there, but recently they were taken down, and this weekend the Parks and Recreation department, along with my neighbors, planted this little grove of deciduous trees.
This is your view as you travel north on San Lorenzo Boulevard just before swinging left and crossing the Broadway Bridge.
Sure, Santa Cruz has plenty of street musicans, but this guy was playing great music in the westside Safeway parking lot!
The Omei has a new sign...
...and the Food Bin is 35 years old!
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